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How the Newton Fund works

The partnership with India is the Newton-Bhabha Fund

The Fund is being delivered by 15 UK delivery partners in collaboration with funders in 18 partnering countries. They develop and run calls, allocate and manage the money they receive as part of the Newton Fund. All opportunities for organisations, institutions and individuals interested in applying are listed on our funding page.

Priorities for India

The Newton-Bhabha Fund have identified a number of priority areas:

  • Sustainable Cities and Urbanisation
  • Public Health and Well Being
  • Energy-Water-Food Nexus 
  • Oceans (please see note below)

and two underpinning capabilities:

  • High Value Manufacturing
  • Big Data

At the UK India Science and Innovation Council in June 2016, co-chaired by Science ministers of the two countries, Oceans was added to the list of priority areas.

About local funding partners

The main Indian funding partners to date are:

  • Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) within the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Further support and guidance

For further information on the Newton-Bhabha Fund opportunities see the Indian funding page.

About the India Newton Team

The Country team are responsible for: 

  • Overall programme coordination for Newton-Bhabha Programme for India.
  • Coordinating the in-country elements of the Newton-Bhabha Programme; promoting the Programme widely in India; engaging with Indian and UK stakeholders to ensure innovative and results-driven Programme that delivers genuine mutual benefits and value for money.
  • Representing UK delivery partners including Royal Society, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Academy of Medical Sciences and Innovate UK. 

Sarah Mooney
Head, UK Science and Innovation Network, India
Phone: +91 11 2419 2000

Rita Sharma
Head, Newton Fund India
Phone: +91 11 2419 2479

Aditi Sharma
Adviser, Newton Fund India
Phone: +91 11 24 19 2100

If you are interested in developing a funding relationship with the local Newton team please email‚Äč